Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Krishna on Saturday ordered re-issue of summons to JDS chief HD Deve Gowda to appear before him on November 24 in connection with a petition seeking disqualification of 39 MLAs including former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, from their assembly membership.
An order to this effect was passed on Saturday in the wake of counsel for respondents (Kumaraswamy group) advancing an argument, when the matter came up for hearing, that Gowda was yet to receive the summons issued last month and he be re-issued another, Krishna told reporters in Bangalore.
DL Jagadeesh, who appeared for the 39 MLAs, told the Speaker that "someone in the residence of Gowda has received the summons. But the receiver is not authorised to do so."
Hearing on another petition praying for disqualification of eight JDS MLAs, supporters of former Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is now in the Congress, has been adjourned to December 1.
The petition has been filed by JDS leader D Manjunath.
A petition filed by JDS MLA Muniswamappa, seeking disqualification of party member PGR Sindhya on charges of anti-party activities, was also adjourned to December 1.
Sindhya said his lawyers has sought details such as who was the JDS Legislature party leader on January 18, the day Kumaraswamy led a group of 39 MLAs, withdrew support to the Congress-JDS government and formed another coalition with the BJP.